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Next Generation helps companies with strategic advice on sustainable development through social innovation. We have honed our skills with more than 20 years’ experience in a wide range of fields across Africa. We were honoured to have been nominated for Most Empowered South African Companies by Topco in 2014 and 2015 and for the Best South African Company SMME Awards by the African Growth Institute in 2015.

We want to keep on transforming Africa by improving companies’ competitiveness, growth and sustainability without losing sight of economy, environment or community. Our aim is to transform business into profitable, sustainable and responsible organisations that deliver shared value.

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Below, you’ll find articles either written by us or mentioning us with regard to our Investment Impact Index™, our recent trend releases and other corporate social investment matters.

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Namibia Economist
4 December 2019

Corporate social investment. Measuring its impact and efficiency

Around the world organisations working in the social development and impact investing sector are grappling with massive disruption. NGOs are facing an increasingly uncertain future as the sector is becoming more crowded and competitive against a background of shrinking budgets. While global challenges like the climate crisis and shifting political environments are placing additional pressure on the sector.
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Social TV
2 December 2019

Next Generation releases futurecast for social impact in 2020

Next Generation works with several multinational and listed companies across Africa to develop strategies and programmes for sustained, responsible and inclusive growth, profitability and social change.
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CSR News SA
29 November 2019

Rethinking The Funding Of NGOs

Some of the most significant pressures that Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) face is the demand to become more professional and business-like in their operations. This in turn put greater emphasis on adopting cutting-edge evaluation, incorporating innovative technology and putting in place structures to scale-up quickly and cost-effectively.
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We Can Change Our World
27 November 2019

Social Development Sector: Disrupt or be Disrupted

As 2019 draws to a close those in the social development and impact investing sectors are reflecting on what the first two decades of the millennium have heralded.

Although many organisations had set ambitious goals to be achieved by 2020, the growing complexity of factors at play across the world and the constant changes that all sectors of society are experiencing has put major barriers in place to achieving these targets.

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Press office: Bizcommunity
5 November 2019

Time to push the reset button: navigating the ethics of impact investment in a world in flux

"The time has come for social purpose organisations to draw a line in the sand when it comes to accepting funds, creating policies and rolling out plans of action," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation.
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Press office: Bizcommunity
2 December 2019

Profit with purpose - a practical outlook for impact investment in Africa

"Social investors need to start actively reconfiguring how they approach development initiatives in Africa and elsewhere," says Reana Rossouw of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy that focuses on impactful social innovation.
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Press office: Bizcommunity
5 November 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation.
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Press office: Bizcommunity
12 November 2019

It's adapt or die for humanitarian organisations

Across the globe humanitarian and social purpose organisations are grappling with an uncertain future. Not only is there less money to go around, the sector is becoming more crowded and competitive. In addition, funders, grantmakers, philanthropists and social/impact investors are looking for innovation and new ways of thinking that will bring about greater impact for the communities they aim to serve.

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